Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Spice/Herb ABV: 5% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Reddish brown color, small head, light lacing Smell: 8 Pine, ginger, brown sugar Taste: 8.5 Malty, pine, slight spiciness, dry, sweet and minty Mouthfeel: 8 Medium with medium crbonation Drinkability: 8 At 5% it could be a session beer if you like spicy, otherwise it could be a one and done. Overall Score: 8.3 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.73 Overall Impression: This brew reminds me of Christmas ale, so it is a good winter beer. I feel like I just quaffed a brew with our founding fathers. I feel the need to fly a kite in a electrical storm now! Save
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Strong Ale ABV: 11% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8.5 Clear reddish color, hardly any head, spotty lacing Smell: 9 Caramel, malt, cherry candy Taste: 8.5 Cherry, spicy, toffee, candied fruit, cocoa, slight alcohol
Mouthfeel: 8.5 Dry with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8.5 I'm not a big cherry fan; it kind of reminds me of cherry cough syrup, without the medicinal taste. Almost taste like a light cherry brandy. Almost no alcohol taste, and at 11%, this is definitely a one and done. Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 8.5 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.17 Overall Impression: This is Troegs Christmas offering and it is a very unique brew. It's not cheap for the budget conscious, but it is worth a try. After sipping this Mad Elf, Mikey is one happy Elf! Save Save
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Ale State/Country: New York ABV: 7.5 ServingType: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Deep chocolate color, fizzy head that dissipates quick, good lacing Smell: 8 Brown sugar, alcohol, wood, slight banana Taste: 7.5 Cola, spice, burnt toast, clove, toffee, chocolate, bread, slight banana Mouthfeel: 7 Slightly sticky, carbonated, dry Drinkability: 7 I probably wouldn't drink more than 2 of these in a sitting. Overall Score: 7.5 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.43 Overall Impression: This is an OK beer. I'm not running around naked singing “Halleluiah” while I'm drinking it! It didn't hit my “Belgium G Spot”, but it wasn't the worst beer I ever drank. Try it, you might like it.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Barley Wine State/Country: California ABV: 9.6% Serving Type: 12 0z Bottle Look: 9 Med amber color, big frothy head, sticky lacing Smell: 9 Dried fruit, malt, citrus, wood Taste: 9.5 Brown sugar, caramel, orange, pine, grass, bread, cinnamon, earthy, hoppy, spicy, dates, alcohol Mouthfeel: 9 Creamy, chewy, slight carbonation Drinkability: 10 At 9.6 ABV, it's not the most potent barley wine out there, but that's OK with me, cause I might have another! Overall Score: 9.3 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.32 Overall Impression: WOAH! This is one complex beer! It's malty up front and has a nice hoppy finish, but there is so much going on here! This is one beer that makes me wish winter would never end! I might have to sneak one of these on a cool summer night!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial Porter State/Country: New York ABV: 7.2% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Coffee color, tan head, nice lacing Smell: 9 Coffee, brown sugar, smoke Taste: 8.5 Coffee, chocolate, cinnamon, burnt toast, chocolate, dark bread Mouthfeel: 8.5 Dry, slight carbonation Drinkability: 8.5 The 7.2% ABV is well hidden. About 2 and out for me Overall Score: 8.5 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.55 Overall Impression: This is a solid porter. If you like the style, you won't be disappointed!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Doppelbock ABV: 7.9% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 10 Deep amber color, fluffy head that dissipates quick, good lacing, a beauty Smell: 9 Malty, sweet, bready, nutty Taste: 9 Caramel, roasted nuts, dark fruit, slight alcohol,
Mouthfeel: 9 Slightly dry, doughy Drinkability: 9.5 Yum in the tum! This one goes down easy! Mortalz should be aware of the ABV Overall Score: 9.3 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.96 Overall Impression: This is a damn good beer! This is the only style of Lager that I really like and it didn't disappoint! I gave it a lower value score because there is another Doppelbock that I will review that is less money. That said, this beer is worth looking for.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: Georgia ABV: 7.2% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Medium amber color, big fluffy head, good lacing Smell: 8.5 Grapefruit, pine, bread, honey Taste: 9 Citrus, pine, grass, toast, woody,spicy with a sweet finish Mouthfeel: 8.5 Creamy and sticky Drinkability: 9 This is a refreshing beer! Definitely a session beer for me. Overall Score: 8.8 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.52 Overall Impression: This is a solid IPA. I liked it better than the Rye Pale Ale. The picture on the label reminds me of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! And just like the comic, this beer kicks ass!